Do re­la­tion­ships af­fect sleep?

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

Ac­cord­ing to a new study pub­lished in the jour­nal Per­sonal Re­la­tion­ships, “The qual­ity of a per­son’s ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship and the life stress he or she ex­pe­ri­ences at two key points in early adult­hood (at age 23 and 32) are re­lated to sleep qual­ity and quan­tity in mid­dle adult­hood (at age 37).” In­ves­ti­ga­tors found that peo­ple who have pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ship ex­pe­ri­ences in early adult­hood ex­pe­ri­ence fewer, less dis­rup­tive stress­ful life events at age 32, which in turn pre­dicts bet­ter sleep qual­ity at age 37. Hence, it does seem to un­der­line a fact that one of the im­por­tant ways in which re­la­tion­ships im­pact in­di­vid­u­als is by re­duc­ing the oc­cur­rence and sever­ity of life stress. Hence, poor re­la­tion­ship ex­pe­ri­ences at 23 could leave you sleep­less at 32, which could make you more self­ish and re­sent­ful of your part­ner. Clearly, sleep mat­ters, and so do the qual­ity of re­la­tion­ships one has.

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